Selling Your Pet Loved Home:)

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Comments (7)

Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hi Dennis!  I don't have that great of a sense of smell.  If I am showing a home and I can smell the's bad!  I showed a home last week that was perfect in every way, EXCEPT for the pet odor.  It was clean, no food dishes, fur or pet toys anywhere.  I couldn't detect the odor in this one but the buyer's could and that was the end of it.

Nov 08, 2010 02:20 AM
Dennis Chamberlain
Eastern WA Home Inspections, LLC - Moses Lake, WA
Eastern WA Home Inspections

Ann, I also lost a potential buyer to pet smell. My tenants had moved out, I had cleaned but had not collected the keys yet. They dropped their dog off while they went shopping. He had an accident, the house showed the next morning before I knew what had happened.

I collected the keys immediately.

Thanks for the comment.

Nov 08, 2010 02:32 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


Now I guess I have to break the news to my cats. Good news is, I ain't sellin'.

Nov 08, 2010 10:19 AM
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC


What about stinky inspectors? I do agree pets and cigarettes can be a turn off to many.

Nov 16, 2010 03:08 AM
Trisha Bass
HomeSmart Advisors - Kennewick, WA

Hi Dennis,

I just went on a listing appointment on Friday and when I stepped inside the home the first thing that greeted me was the smell of cat urine! During the course of our conversation of how to improve the home for sale I mentioned maybe putting the litter box out on the back porch and they said they didn't have a litter box in the home. They were so used to the smell they didn't even notice it! I suggested they have the carpets professionally cleaned before listing their home and blocking the small doggie door into their home as they told me that one morning they woke up to see a strange male cat who strayed in during the night sleeping on their living room couch!

Dec 19, 2010 06:51 PM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


I hope you have a great holiday season.

Dec 25, 2010 06:37 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Happy Wednesday!

Aug 03, 2011 07:36 AM